The Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island contains a bronze plaque inscribed with the poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Apparently a married 23 year old librarian from Massachusetts doesn’t count under the current definition of “your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”

Marzavi Angel Martinez was brought to the United States by her parents when she was 3 years old. The United States is the only country she has ever known.

The mindless bureaucrats of the Federal government are now deporting Mrs. Martinez, because she was born in Mexico.

How was Mrs. Martinez caught? She was caught because she was attempting to pay her taxes. We are now deporting working taxpayers from our country. What does our nation need now more than working tax payers?

Mrs. Martinez is married and has a 15 month old son. The authorities have no power to deport her husband or her baby — they are ruthlessly and mindlessly attempting to break up the family.

Now is the time for principled members of the Republican Party to stand up and say “We support family values.” Separating a 15 month old child from his mother is not a family value. Ths is not something which our founding fathers would support nor is it something which we should support.

Brian Jones writes about immigration for Ft. Liberty.

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